In Zen Buddhism, Zendo means "Zen hall," the space in which we gather for meditation practice, Zen services and Dharma talks. The Red Cedar Zen Community gathers in both a physical zendo and a virtual zendo. Some events are only virtual, some only in person, some are hybrid with both options. To attend in person, check the home page and individual event listings to see if in-person is available, and be sure to follow our current COVID safety protocols.
Read the details of each event: some are held only online, some are in person-only, and some are available in both formats (hybrid).
We sit in at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship building at 1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham, WA 98225. We meet downstairs: go around the building to the left (walkway with stairs) until you find the back doors.
Exciting news: Red Cedar has purchased a building which will become our new home late in 2024. The space is located at 2509 Cedarwood, at the edge of Bellingham's Birchwood neighborhood. Feel free to take a look but please don't disturb our upstairs tenant. Or take a video tour with Nomon Tim.
When attending events in person, please adhere to our current Covid Safety Guidelines.
Our virtual zendo is located on Zoom, and you can join any gathering clicking this link (passcode included):
You can also connect to the Virtual Zendo by telephone: dial 253-215-8782, enter meeting ID: 560 179 1305, passcode: 4789
To mute and unmute when connected by phone, press *6.
What To Do When You're In The Zendo
The zendo is a sacred space, and like most such spaces, there are conventions for how to do things called the "Zen Forms." And we are a welcoming community, all of us were new at one time, please don't let these conventions get in the way of joining us!
There are several ways to learn these conventions (called Zen Forms):
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (where we sit)
Next at the Zendo